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Bennie Ouchida Interview

Date: September 13, 2004
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Videographer: Tim Rooney
Densho ID: ddr-one-7-31
03:49:30
29 segments
Nisei male. Born April 10, 1917, in Oregon. Grew up in Gresham, Oregon, where parents ran a farm. Drafted into the army before December 7, 1941. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, was segregated from fellow soldiers along with other Japanese Americans. Recruited to the Military Intelligence Service and trained in Minnesota. After the war, lived for a time in Minneapolis before eventually returning to Oregon.
This interview is part of the Oregon Nikkei Endowment Collection. Visit Densho for more information.

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Interview location: Parents' family backgrounds Segment 1 of 29 [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Parents' immigration to the U.S. Segment 2 of 29 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Close relationship with mother Segment 3 of 29 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Description of siblings Segment 4 of 29 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Helping out on family's farm Segment 5 of 29 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Memories of the Great Depression Segment 6 of 29 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Growing up on family's farm Segment 7 of 29 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Speaking Japanese until starting kindergarten Segment 8 of 29 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Attending elementary school Segment 9 of 29 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Doing chores on the farm after school Segment 10 of 29 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Attending Japanese language school Segment 11 of 29 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Participating in martial arts Segment 12 of 29 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Interacting with children from Japantown Segment 13 of 29 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Attending high school Segment 14 of 29 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Experiencing discrimination while growing up Segment 15 of 29 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Drafted into the army before the bombing of Pearl Harbor Segment 16 of 29 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor while in the army Segment 17 of 29 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Being segregated from other soldiers because of Japanese ancestry Segment 18 of 29 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Interacting with soldiers of other ethnicities in the army Segment 19 of 29 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Role as a commander in the army Segment 20 of 29 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Being recruited to train with the Military Intelligence Service Segment 21 of 29 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Training with the Military Intelligence Service Segment 22 of 29 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Interacting with Japanese Americans from Hawaii Segment 23 of 29 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Stories from Military Intelligence Service training Segment 24 of 29 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Meeting future wife and getting married Segment 25 of 29 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Family's wartime experiences Segment 26 of 29 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Looking for work after the war Segment 27 of 29 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Going to mechanic school Segment 28 of 29 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Returning to Oregon Segment 29 of 29 [ Previous segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history